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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Cricket

Banned Ajmal vows to return with clean action

Banned Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has vowed to correct his illegal bowling action and return to cricket before next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Bangladesh pacer reported for suspect action

Paceman Al-Amin Hossain has become the second Bangladeshi bowler to be reported for a suspect action on the team's disastrous tour of the West Indies, the ICC said on Wednesday.

West Indies ease to win against Bangladesh in first Test

West Indies overcame their own atrocious catching and a defiant hundred by Mushfiqur Rahim to defeat Bangladesh by ten wickets before lunch on the fifth day of the first Test in St Vincent on Tuesday.

Saeed Ajmal chucking ban only highlights a growing problem

It is no secret that Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal bends his arm, and with it the rules on illegal bowling that are deemed too liberal.

Suspended for illegal action, Saeed Ajmal 'hopes' to play in World Cup

Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on Tuesday said that he was ready to fight his way back and represent the country in next year's ICC World Cup. Saeed Ajmal's bowling action found illegal, suspended

Divided loyalties create turbulence in England-India series

When MS Dhoni was asked by a reporter about the crowd booing England at the T20I at Edgbaston, he said he didn't hear it.

England selectors can take a leaf out of Dhoni's book

MS Dhoni has often won games for India on his own. However, at Edgbaston, he should have put more faith in Ambati Rayudu, writes Sourav Ganguly.

Saeed Ajmal's bowling action found illegal, suspended

Analysis revealed all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations; he is suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

With row fresh, Shehzad to face Dilshan again in CLT20 qualifiers

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad will be on board when domestic T20 champions Lahore Lions leave for India on Tuesday to take part in the Champions League T20, starting with the qualifiers on September 13.

I backed myself to go for it, says Dhoni in defence

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his unsuccessful decision of not rotating strike in the last over against England in the Only T20 International, saying he 'backed himself to go for it'.

Morgan smashes England to thrilling T20 victory at Edgbaston

England beat India by three runs to win the lone Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on Sunday. India, chasing 181 to win, finished on 177 for five. Scorecard

Srinivasan in comeback bid, board plays along

The meeting in Chennai on Sunday not only showed who the real boss in Indian cricket is, but also allowed a peek into the changing dynamics within the BCCI.

Steyn, Du Plessis seal South Africa victory in triangular series final

A superb spell of reverse-swing bowling from Dale Steyn and another fluent innings from Faf du Plessis helped South Africa cruise to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the final of the triangular series at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

England need the know-how to play one-day cricket

The presence of Hales, Buttler, Root, Moeen shows that England have the players who can play ODIs but what is missing is the special knowledge of approaching batting in a 50-overs scenario, writes Sourav Ganguly.

BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket: Boycott

Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.
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